Michelle, my belle

Added Aug 6, 2011

by JuliaBobbin

Melbourne, Austr...

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Be still my beating heart!

I recently saw a picture on line of Michelle Williams wearing a red lace dress by Erdem at the 54th Annual Times BFI London Film Festival “Conviction” premiere and my instant reaction was that of delight and envy! It’s bold, it’s classy, it’s definitely different and so of course the fashion reviews are praising it or condemning it. There’s just no pleasing everyone, but that’s what makes fashion so interesting; the diversity of tastes!

Well I am definitely in the ‘love it’ category, check out my last photo with the lovely Miss Williams wearing ‘the dress’ (did you notice the animal print shoes?!!!), and so I decided to make my own version of this dress. I purchased some red lace/tulle and and I took the plunge. The most detailed part of this dress is the bodice and which I based on Vogue pattern #V1230. I then drafted my own sleeves, and cut out a one big triangle for the skirt, which I gathered at the waist.

The whole dress is lined, and I interlined the bodice as well so that you couldn’t see all the exposed seams from the lining. The lace has such a lovely scalloped edge which makes for pretty hemming.

I’m no Michelle Williams, but I’m happy with my version!

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Women
Garment Type
Dress
Style
Classic, Evening Wear, Romantic, Vintage

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    Jan 4, 2012, 02.04 PMby LisaAnnB

    Your version is stunning! I could see your dress on the runway – it’s beautiful. I wish you offered an online class. Best wishes.

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    Dec 21, 2011, 10.04 AMby bernieandi

    Gorgeous! I like your version better than the inspiration!

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    Oct 26, 2011, 02.28 AMby fionafraser

    where did you buy your fabric? i’ve been inspired!

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    Aug 14, 2011, 09.10 AMby tirrs

    so lovely!

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    Aug 9, 2011, 04.31 AMby nikkishell

    you’re a clever chook! You look fabulous. (I secretly love Michelle Williams style).

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    Aug 8, 2011, 11.26 PMby Sheena Tidwell

    I have been trying to get my wits together to attempt a dress with lace :-/ but I’m terrified! I love what you have done, the red is gorgeous, and I never would have thought to line it with white. Fantastic, it looks like it came right of the rack of a high end store.

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    Aug 8, 2011, 06.37 AMby olystyrene

    Absolutely gorgeous! I must admit, I do think this looks better on you! Wonderful job!

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    Aug 7, 2011, 10.57 PMby BeYou TiFul

    Very well done and you look gorgeous in it!

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    Aug 7, 2011, 03.57 PMby G-A-

    I love Erdem and in particular, this dress (Margot). You’ve done a fantastic job.

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    Aug 7, 2011, 09.43 AMby laurii

    so beautiful! x

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    Aug 7, 2011, 09.23 AMby teamydear

    Gorgeous! I’m in love with the back, so you’re going in my inspiration collection ;) Hope you’ll get many occasions to wear it!

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    Aug 7, 2011, 08.11 AMby urbandon

    Michele who? You look stunning in the dress and did a fine job of creating it.

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    Aug 7, 2011, 06.36 AMby milka83

    its really beautiful

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    Aug 7, 2011, 02.57 AMby u120418

    I think the inspiration and your creation are beautiful!

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    Aug 7, 2011, 02.32 AMby poppykettle

    Aha! I remember you bringing this lace into Vikki’s sewing class when I joined your morning class for a fill in once a few weeks back. It looks fabulous (I was in love with Michelle’s version too), and I’m glad to have seen the end result!

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    Aug 6, 2011, 11.08 PMby MaryamNaghdali

    Love the dress on you Julia! Great work!

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    Aug 6, 2011, 09.24 PMby flowergirl22

    wow that is so good,, great,, and it looks much better on you,, then on her,,

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    Aug 6, 2011, 08.39 PMby Marianna Mao

    this is absolutely lovely! :) may i ask how you dealt with seams on the lace overlay?

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    Aug 6, 2011, 08.22 PMby julib

    Wow! This is beautiful – love the red lace with the scalloped edges. You did a great job! :-)

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    Aug 6, 2011, 07.58 PMby Dee Durrant

    WOW – this is so beautiful! I actually prefer the neckline of your dress. Well done on creating such a gorgeous piece.

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    Aug 6, 2011, 07.13 PMby bethavan

    Exquisite!

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    Aug 6, 2011, 06.14 PMby mojo elgin

    WOW! Beautiful! You did a great job and it looks lovely on you :)

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    Aug 6, 2011, 06.01 PMby dottty

    Well i think you look much better than Michelle Williams (what the hell has she done to her hair lmao) and your dress is soooooooooooooooooo much more beautiful than hers jj:)x

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      Aug 6, 2011, 11.53 PMby freakusbzzz

      I think she looks fantastic

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    Aug 6, 2011, 03.31 PMby fmcgarvey

    I saw this dress too! You’re version is fab.

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    Aug 6, 2011, 01.52 PMby Agnieszka Bliszczyk

    beautiful!!!

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    Aug 6, 2011, 01.05 PMby mlichtenwalner

    This is absolutely stunning.

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    Aug 6, 2011, 12.36 PMby Leny Rocha

    lindo, parabéns.. Beautiful, congratulations!!!

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    Aug 6, 2011, 12.36 PMby flymy

    i think yours is nicer :) its soo beuatiful

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    Aug 6, 2011, 11.36 AMby paunnet

    Spectacular, such a special dress to own and wear!

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    Aug 6, 2011, 11.24 AMby Anne Wagenhauser

    Cute! Great job.

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